A huge thank you to everyone who participated in FLRC’s Virtual Turkey Trot! Together, 148 runners raised over $4,000 to help Loaves & Fishes feed those in need in our community.
If you ran but did not sign up on the Webscorer page, message me so I can add you to the list for the Honor Roll.
Please stay happy, safe, and healthy. I look forward to seeing you all at the 49th running of the Turkey Trot next year.
Director, Turkey Trot
TURKEY TROT GOES VIRTUAL
It is with deep regret that FLRC must announce the cancellation of the in-person running of the Turkey Trot to comply with New York State regulations and recommendations from state and local public health officials. Although we hate canceling races, we felt that it would be irresponsible to encourage a large gathering of runners, particularly with local infection rates rising. We must all continue to do everything we can to control infections in our community. If you have questions, ask them on the FLRC forum.
Happily, you can still support Loaves & Fishes in our Virtual Turkey Trot!
FLRC’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a prediction run where you attempt to guess your time for the roughly 5.5-mile course. The route is half paved roads and half trails and grass; shortcuts ARE allowed. Those who come the closest to their predicted times will win delicious pies. Despite the unpredictable course conditions and weather, winners often come within a few seconds of their predicted times.
We no longer collect cans of food, but instead accept cash donations to Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County — the suggested donation is $10 per person. In 2019 alone we raised over $4,000 for Loaves and Fishes.
Are you on the Turkey Trot Honor Roll? If 2020 will be your be your sixth time (or more) participating in the run, let us know! We’ll add you as a Turkey Trot Honor’s Student.
There are no watches or timing devices allowed. The run is meant to be fun and bring people together for a great cause. Everyone leaves with a smile on his or her face and a few extra calories burned!
Meet at the Ithaca High School Activities Room, next to Kulp Auditorium on the Cayuga Street entrance to Ithaca High School.
The course goes up into Cayuga Heights via a short and steep dirt path, then descends gradually down Remington Road. It then follows the Waterfront Trail around Stewart Park, makes a loop around the perimeter of Newman Municipal Golf Course, and returns via the bird sanctuary. Getting lost isn’t really a problem—simply follow someone who knows the route, as there are plenty of Turkey Trot veterans who run it every year.
Meet at the IHS Activities room between 8:15 and 8:30 AM. There is no pre-registration. Suggested donation is $10, onsite and cash only.
The run starts at 9:00 AM.
- Restrooms are available inside IHS, but there are no changing facilities or showers.
- Post-race bagels, croissants, apples, and cider will be provided.
- For remaining questions, please e-mail race director Bruce Roebal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course crosses an active railroad track. We can’t control or predict the train schedule, and if a train is coming, you must stop. Also be aware that the course includes roads that are open to traffic. Course marshals will assist you in crossing, but all runners need to be alert and aware of traffic.
- No watches or other timing devices allowed—this is a prediction run!
- The race directors reserve the right to reject any entry for any reason.
- This race is organized by the Finger Lakes Runners Club and insured by the Road Runners Club of America.